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The SMi Defence Safety Conference will take place in London on the 1st and 2nd of October 2018.

Featuring high level briefings from senior leaders from 10 nations and covering the broad spectrum of safety across Military Aviation, Land and Maritime, the Defence Safety Conference will aim to reduce avoidable deaths, improve protection of capability and preserve the reputation of those that operate, supply and support defence services.

Additionally, the conference will allow senior military, key international government agencies and industry with responsibility for defence safety to participate, collaborate and share experiences and best practice.

The Defence Safety Authority (DSA) will actively participate in and support this event in London. The DSA seek to enhance capability; it is an independent body, established to undertake the roles of Safety Regulator, Accident Investigator and Defence Authority, operating across the major Defence domains. The goal is to enhance operational effectiveness and reputation by increasing Safety and reducing Defence risk.
 

Conference programme

8:30 Registration & Coffee

8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Lieutenant General Richard Felton

Lieutenant General Richard Felton , Director General , Defence Safety Authority, UK MoD

9:00 Ministerial Opening Address

The Right Honourable Tobias  Elwood MP

The Right Honourable Tobias Elwood MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Defence People and Veterans, British Government

9:15 The UK MoD Approach to Safety In Defence: Delivering Improved Operational Capability Through Enhanced Safety

Lieutenant General Richard Felton

Lieutenant General Richard Felton , Director General , Defence Safety Authority, UK MoD

 

·         An overview of the Defence Safety Authority’s priorities and responsibilities 
·         Making the safety case: why the defence community needs to put more focus on safety standards and improvement
·         Pan-domain Regulation – Aviation, Maritime, Land, Ordnance, Fire, Nuclear and Medical (policy, statute or regulation)
·         How Defence Industry can contribute to safety design and delivery
·         Optimising capability: why improved safety will deliver operational superiority

9:45 Defence Equipment & Support Keynote Address

Sir Simon Bollom

Sir Simon Bollom, Chief Executive , Defence Equipment and Support, UK MoD

 

·         Managing complex equipment programmes whilst keeping safety a key focus
·         Safety priorities across DE&S
·         Why leadership of safety is key to enabling equipment capability

10:15 BAE Systems -Lead Sponsor Keynote Briefing

10:45 Morning Coffee

11:15 Aligning Safety As a Force Enabler and Capability Driver

General Sir Gordon Messenger

General Sir Gordon Messenger, Vice Chief of Defence Staff, UK MoD

 

·         Why poor safety and poor risk assurance lead to reduced defence capability
·         How training armed forces personnel better will ensure greater safety and mission success
·         Looking at how safety will need to change as the future combat environment evolves
·         The role industry have to play when ensuring greater defence safety

11:45 Gold Sponsor Briefing-Babcock International

Roger Hardy

Roger Hardy, Chief Executive Aviation, Babcock International

12:15 Delivering Safety Across The Norwegian Armed Forces

Major General Odin Johannessen

Major General Odin Johannessen, Chief of Army , Norwegian Armed Forces

 

·         Outlining how The Norwegian Armed Forces regulate and deliver safety across it defence services
·         An overview of Land, Air and Maritime safety standards
·         Current projects and priorities to ensure safety remains at the heart of training and operational preparation
·         Setting new equipment requirements with safety in mind 

 

12:45 Reducing Accidents and Preventing Capability Loss Across The Royal Netherlands Army

Major General Kees  Matthijssen

Major General Kees Matthijssen, Deputy Commander , Royal Netherlands Army

 

-          Recent incidents and the response to those incidents
-          The organizational changes which ensued and what they mean for the Royal Netherlands Army
-          Safety as a key enabler
-          Quick wins and long term goals

13:15 Networking Lunch

14:00 Optimising Air Safety Through Conventional and Unconventional Methods

Victor  Chavez

Victor Chavez , Chief Executive , Thales UK

14:30 Safety Design and Implementation Across The Royal Air Force

Air Marshal Stuart Atha

Air Marshal Stuart Atha, Deputy Commander Operations , Royal Air Force

 

·         How The Royal Air Force puts safety first
·         Building in more stringent safety requirements for next generational air capability
·         Working with international partners and industry to ensure optimised safety of the platform and crew

15:00 Safety Performance: Staying Ahead and Staying Alert

Richard Folkes

Richard Folkes, Head of Aviation Safety , Leonardo Helicopters UK

 

·         Integration of compliance, reporting and risk management.
·         Enabling effective and proactive risk based decision making.
·         Investing in Safety Leadership at all levels.  

15:30 Maximising Aviation Safety and Military Air Worthiness

Brigadier General Marc de Bouvier

Brigadier General Marc de Bouvier , Airworthiness Director in the State Aviation Safety Directorate., French Armed Forces

 

·         The DSAE’s supervisory and regulatory role within civil and state aviation
·         Eliminating risk to people and platforms through the collection of safety data
·         Contributing to international aviation safety 

16:00 Afternoon Tea

16:30 QinetiQ Gold Sponsor Briefing

17:00 Preserving Resources: The Evolution of the US Naval Safety Center

Rear Admiral Mark Leavitt

Rear Admiral Mark Leavitt, Commander Naval Safety Center, US Navy

 

        Managing safety across a wide variety of naval disciplines: Surface Warfare, Submarine, Naval Aviation, Weapons and Training
        Using safety to enable combat readiness
        Evaluating recent accidents and how the lessons learnt are impact future safety standards 

17:30 How The Swedish Navy Investigate and Prevent Accidents at Sea

 

        Current Naval Safety Standards and Statistics
        The Naval Safety Inspectorate’s accountability and authority
        Protecting capability development through safety
        Future accident prevention through training
Captain (N) Håkan Nilsson

Captain (N) Håkan Nilsson, Naval Safety Inspector , Swedish Armed Forces Headquarters

Commander Anders Hörnfeldt

Commander Anders Hörnfeldt, Head of Naval Safety Inspectorate Audit Section, Swedish Armed Forces Headquarters

18:00 Closing Keynote Panel Discussion-Leadership Requirements for Enhancing Defence Safety

  • Why strong leadership is needed in the Defence Safety domain
  • Creating further awareness amongst fellow military leaders to ensure safety moves up the agenda
  • Collaborating with industry leaders to drive safety into design and planning of defence equipment and systems
  • Lieutenant General Richard Felton

    Lieutenant General Richard Felton , Director General , Defence Safety Authority, UK MoD

    Major General Kees  Matthijssen

    Major General Kees Matthijssen, Deputy Commander , Royal Netherlands Army

    Brigadier General Marc de Bouvier

    Brigadier General Marc de Bouvier , Airworthiness Director in the State Aviation Safety Directorate., French Armed Forces

    Air Marshal Stuart Atha

    Air Marshal Stuart Atha, Deputy Commander Operations , Royal Air Force

    Major General Odin Johannessen

    Major General Odin Johannessen, Chief of Army , Norwegian Armed Forces

    18:45 Chairman's Closing Remarks

    Lieutenant General Richard Felton

    Lieutenant General Richard Felton , Director General , Defence Safety Authority, UK MoD

    19:00 Evening Reception

    8:30 Registration & Coffee

    8:50 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Lieutenant General Richard Felton

    Lieutenant General Richard Felton , Director General , Defence Safety Authority, UK MoD

    9:00 Strengthening British Army Safety Standards: Saving Lives Is The First Priority

    Lieutenant General Nick Pope

    Lieutenant General Nick Pope , Deputy Chief of General Staff, British Army

     

    ·         Maximising Safety across the British Army: protect the people, deliver operational supremacy and safeguard high value equipment assets
    ·         The strategic value of putting safety first when setting new land requirements and equipment specifications
    ·         Training and safety doctrine as an enabler to greater standards to army men and women
    ·         The role industry have to play
    ·         Future milestones for delivering optimal safety across the land environment both at home and abroad

    9:30 Delivering Maximum Maritime Effect Whilst Ensuring Optimal Safety

    Vice Admiral Ben Key

    Vice Admiral Ben Key, Fleet Commander, Royal Navy

     

                        Safety as a driving force for the modern Royal Navy
                        Delivering maximum capability whilst minimising risk and harm
                        Creating habits in training and first deployments to ensure safety success 
                        Reducing costs through maximising safety delivery across the fleet

    10:00 The U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center (USACRC): Maximising Force Protection and Safety

    Brigadier General David Francis

    Brigadier General David Francis , Director of Army Safety and Commanding General U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center, US Army

     

    ·         How the USACRC ensures safety for Soldiers and Army civilians
    ·         Training officers in aviation and ground safety
    ·         Accident Investigation and leveraging this for future accident avoidance
    ·         Harnessing safety to ensure the Army’s status as the world’s most ready and capable military force

    10:30 Prioritising Safety When Designing And Procuring New Land Equipment

    Brigadier General Roberto Soria Martinez

    Brigadier General Roberto Soria Martinez, Head of Land Systems, Spanish Ministry of Defence

     

    ·         Maximising combat power through new acquisitions
    ·         Building in safety frameworks to the requirement setting phase
    ·         Monitoring and training on safety across the Spanish army
    ·         Safety cases and examples

    11:00 Morning Coffee

    11:30 Joint Defence Safety - The German Federal Ministry Of Defence’s Legal Situation And Concept For Protecting Health And Safety While Fulfilling The Defence Mission

    Ministerialrat ass. iur. Michael  Brand

    Ministerialrat ass. iur. Michael Brand , Directorate-General for Infrastructure, Environmental Protection and Services , German Federal Ministry of Defence

     

    ·         Ensuring occupational health and safety for soldiers and civilians in the Federal Armed Forces as an integral part of force protection
    ·         The German legal system of privileges and possible deviations in the interests of defence
    ·         The need for cooperation arising from common legislation but different standards among troop-contributing nations on missions
    ·         The benefits of defence safety for increasing the attractiveness of the employer brand of our armies
    ·         Examples of defence safety cases that highlight the need for further investment in this area:
    o   Maritime Safety
    o   Operational requirements
    o   Procuring defence equipment and ensuring proactive safety
    o   Noise management and protection
    o   Radiation protection & Chemical safety

    12:00 The Defence Aviation Safety Framework in Australia

    Group Captain Joseph Medved

    Group Captain Joseph Medved, Director of the specialist engineering elements, Australian Air Force

     

    ·         The roles and responsibilities of the Defence Aviation Safety Authority
    ·         Examples of regulatory impact the DASA has had on military aviation
    ·         Recent safety improvements driving improved capability preservation

    12:30 A Strategic Update From The Air Force Safety Center: Safeguarding Airmen – Protecting Resources and Preserving Combat Readiness

    Colonel Larry Nixon

    Colonel Larry Nixon , Deputy Chief of Safety, US Air Force

     

    ·         The  US Air Force’s priorities for aviation safety
    ·         Proactive safety programs across the air force: how the Air Force Safety Center manages Safety programs and policy for occupational, weapons, space and system mishap prevention and nuclear
    ·         Mitigating safety risk to all aviation assets through the establishment of proactive safety programs and policy
    ·         Seeing safety as an Air Force multiplier: examples of where optimising safety can deliver greater mission capability

    13:00 The Need For An Independent Authority When Investigating And Enforcing Safety Across The Canadian Air Force

    Colonel John Alexander

    Colonel John Alexander , Director of Flight Safety, Canadian Armed Forces

     

    ·         Roles and responsibilities of the Director for Flight Safety (DFS) within the DND
    ·         Reducing future air accidents through prevention strategies and investigation
    ·         Collaboration with the Airworthiness Investigative Authority (AIA)
    ·         Why investigating all matters concerning aviation safety must be conducted autonomously and free from the chain of command

    13:30 Networking Lunch

    14:30 Maritime Safety Panel Discussion: Using Cutting Edge Technology To Enhance Safety at Sea

  • Examining current naval technology used to enhance safety
  • Examples of  recent incidents at sea and how new technologies could have prevented these
  • The need for industry to build in safety  systems into new defence equipment
  • Rear Admiral Rick Thomson

    Rear Admiral Rick Thomson , Director Operations and Assurance Chief Operating Officer, Defence Safety Authority

    Captain (N) Håkan Nilsson

    Captain (N) Håkan Nilsson, Naval Safety Inspector , Swedish Armed Forces Headquarters

    Captain (N) Tony Rayner

    Captain (N) Tony Rayner , Director of Maritime Safety Bureau, Royal Australian Navy

    Colonel Bryan  Sullivan

    Colonel Bryan Sullivan , Commandant of Marine Corps Safety Division , United States Marine Corps

    Rear Admiral Mark Leavitt

    Rear Admiral Mark Leavitt, Commander Naval Safety Center, US Navy

    15:00 Roles and responsibilities of Royal Australian Navy Safety Organisation

    Captain (N) Tony Rayner

    Captain (N) Tony Rayner , Director of Maritime Safety Bureau, Royal Australian Navy

     

    ·         Safety Cases
       Overarching intent of Safety Cases
       Three cases studies of the application of safety cases within the Australian Navy Context
       Lessons learnt
    ·         Future
       Defence Seaworthiness Construct

    15:30 Afternoon Tea

    16:00 Strengthening Defence Safety Across the Italian Armed Forces

    Colonel Francesco  Nasca

    Colonel Francesco Nasca, Health and Safety Branch Head, Italian Armed Forces

     

            Organisational structure and priorities of the Safety Service within the Italian Defence
            Preventing accidents across the Italian Armed Forces: the so called “compatible safety implementation”
            Working with key stakeholders across Air, Land and Maritime to ensure holistic safety strategy for all equipment capability
            Safety Inspection Service: a tool for safety enforcement or prevention assessment?

    16:30 Maximising Ground Safety and Manoeuvre of the United States Marine Corps

    Colonel Bryan  Sullivan

    Colonel Bryan Sullivan , Commandant of Marine Corps Safety Division , United States Marine Corps

     

    ·         Ensuring mission success whilst remaining safe
    ·         Making sure all marines are trained on hazard prevention and management when on ground manoeuvres
    ·         Armoured Vehicle safety specifics
    ·         Promoting safety awareness across the USMC

    17:00 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Conference

    Lieutenant General Richard Felton

    Lieutenant General Richard Felton , Director General , Defence Safety Authority, UK MoD

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    FEATURED SPEAKERS

    Air Marshal Stuart Atha

    Air Marshal Stuart Atha

    Deputy Commander Operations , Royal Air Force
    Brigadier General David Francis

    Brigadier General David Francis

    Director of Army Safety and Commanding General U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center, US Army
    Brigadier General Marc de Bouvier

    Brigadier General Marc de Bouvier

    Airworthiness Director in the State Aviation Safety Directorate., French Armed Forces
    Brigadier General Roberto Soria Martinez

    Brigadier General Roberto Soria Martinez

    Head of Land Systems, Spanish Ministry of Defence
    Captain (N) Tony Rayner

    Captain (N) Tony Rayner

    Director of Maritime Safety Bureau, Royal Australian Navy
    General Sir Gordon Messenger

    General Sir Gordon Messenger

    Vice Chief of Defence Staff, UK MoD
    Lieutenant General Richard Felton

    Lieutenant General Richard Felton

    Director General , Defence Safety Authority, UK MoD
    Major General Kees  Matthijssen

    Major General Kees Matthijssen

    Deputy Commander , Royal Netherlands Army
    Major General Odin Johannessen

    Major General Odin Johannessen

    Chief of Army , Norwegian Armed Forces
    Ministerialrat ass. iur. Michael  Brand

    Ministerialrat ass. iur. Michael Brand

    Directorate-General for Infrastructure, Environmental Protection and Services , German Federal Ministry of Defence
    Rear Admiral Mark Leavitt

    Rear Admiral Mark Leavitt

    Commander Naval Safety Center, US Navy
    Roger Hardy

    Roger Hardy

    Chief Executive Aviation, Babcock International
    Sir Simon Bollom

    Sir Simon Bollom

    Chief Executive , Defence Equipment and Support, UK MoD
    Vice Admiral Ben Key

    Vice Admiral Ben Key

    Fleet Commander, Royal Navy
    Victor  Chavez

    Victor Chavez

    Chief Executive , Thales UK

    Air Marshal Stuart Atha

    Deputy Commander Operations , Royal Air Force
    Air Marshal Stuart Atha

    Brigadier General David Francis

    Director of Army Safety and Commanding General U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center, US Army
    Brigadier General David Francis

    Brigadier General Marc de Bouvier

    Airworthiness Director in the State Aviation Safety Directorate., French Armed Forces
    Brigadier General Marc de Bouvier

    Brigadier General Roberto Soria Martinez

    Head of Land Systems, Spanish Ministry of Defence
    Brigadier General Roberto Soria Martinez

    Captain (N) Håkan Nilsson

    Naval Safety Inspector , Swedish Armed Forces Headquarters
    Captain (N) Håkan Nilsson

    Captain (N) Tony Rayner

    Director of Maritime Safety Bureau, Royal Australian Navy
    Captain (N) Tony Rayner

    Colonel Bryan Sullivan

    Commandant of Marine Corps Safety Division , United States Marine Corps
    Colonel Bryan  Sullivan

    Colonel Francesco Nasca

    Health and Safety Branch Head, Italian Armed Forces
    Colonel Francesco  Nasca

    Colonel John Alexander

    Director of Flight Safety, Canadian Armed Forces
    Colonel John Alexander

    Colonel Larry Nixon

    Deputy Chief of Safety, US Air Force
    Colonel Larry Nixon

    Commander Anders Hörnfeldt

    Head of Naval Safety Inspectorate Audit Section, Swedish Armed Forces Headquarters
    Commander Anders Hörnfeldt

    General Sir Gordon Messenger

    Vice Chief of Defence Staff, UK MoD
    General Sir Gordon Messenger

    Group Captain Joseph Medved

    Director of the specialist engineering elements, Australian Air Force
    Group Captain Joseph Medved

    Lieutenant General Nick Pope

    Deputy Chief of General Staff, British Army
    Lieutenant General Nick Pope

    Lieutenant General Richard Felton

    Director General , Defence Safety Authority, UK MoD
    Lieutenant General Richard Felton

    Major General Kees Matthijssen

    Deputy Commander , Royal Netherlands Army
    Major General Kees  Matthijssen

    Major General Odin Johannessen

    Chief of Army , Norwegian Armed Forces
    Major General Odin Johannessen

    Ministerialrat ass. iur. Michael Brand

    Directorate-General for Infrastructure, Environmental Protection and Services , German Federal Ministry of Defence
    Ministerialrat ass. iur. Michael  Brand

    Rear Admiral Mark Leavitt

    Commander Naval Safety Center, US Navy
    Rear Admiral Mark Leavitt

    Rear Admiral Rick Thomson

    Director Operations and Assurance Chief Operating Officer, Defence Safety Authority
    Rear Admiral Rick Thomson

    Richard Folkes

    Head of Aviation Safety , Leonardo Helicopters UK
    Richard Folkes

    Roger Hardy

    Chief Executive Aviation, Babcock International
    Roger Hardy

    Sir Simon Bollom

    Chief Executive , Defence Equipment and Support, UK MoD
    Sir Simon Bollom

    The Right Honourable Tobias Elwood MP

    Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Defence People and Veterans, British Government
    The Right Honourable Tobias  Elwood MP

    Vice Admiral Ben Key

    Fleet Commander, Royal Navy
    Vice Admiral Ben Key

    Victor Chavez

    Chief Executive , Thales UK
    Victor  Chavez

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    Adelard

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    http://www.adelard.com.

    Adelard LLP is an influential consultancy and product company working in the areas of safety, security and resilience. We provide independent and technically sound advice on how to engineer and assure the trustworthiness of computer-based systems. We have wide ranging experience of assessing computer-based systems and components and work across a range of different industrial sectors including defence, nuclear, medical, finance, air traffic control, rail and in critical infrastructure protection. Our areas of expertise include: Independent Safety Assessment; goal and outcome-based approaches to assurance; tools for managing assurance cases (ASCE); security-informed safety and dependability. We have defined and developed best practice in a arrange of critical applications in aerospace, nuclear and defence and have a number of important strategic relationships with industry and government. For further information please visit our website: https://www.adelard.com.


    Baines Simmons

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    We are specialists in aviation regulations, compliance and safety management. Partnering with the world’s leading civil and defence aviation organisations to improve safety performance. Renowned for our professional expertise, practical skills and industry experience in aviation regulations, compliance and safety management, Baines Simmons has become recognised as one of the world’s most influential aviation consultancies in organisational safety performance. All our services are designed to:
    • Improve: Safety performance, organisational performance and operational capability

    • Protect: Lives, assets, profitability and reputation

    • Reduce: Risk, rework, error, inefficiency and incidents
    Through bespoke consultancy programmes and practically-focussed training services, we help to bridge gaps of knowledge, competence, skills and understanding between regulated organisations and their employees and regulatory authorities and their inspectors. How we can help:
    • Regulatory training – helping you to understand and apply the regulations within your unit

    • Competence development – showing you how to get maximum performance out of your people and processes

    • Oversight Auditing Service – helping to relieve pressure on overstretched resources, we can serve as independent auditors to provide greater confidence in your assurance abilities and assist with transferring new skills, fresh insights and fresh perspectives into your team
    Every one of our consultants is hand-picked for their specialist skills, expertise and knowledge in a particular field of aviation safety risk management and regulatory compliance. Through them, we deliver customised solutions that are designed to reduce your exposure to safety risk, enhance organisational safety and manage and improve regulatory compliance.


    BMT

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    http://www.bmt.org

    BMT is an international design, engineering and risk management consultancy, working principally in the defence, energy and environment and maritime transport sectors. We work with Defence organisations on a range of programmes to ensure the safe and optimised performance of a nation’s military capability. We have helped to develop some of the most important defining safety standards, and supporting documentation, in today’s UK military maritime environment. Our experience includes:
    • Independent safety auditing and assessment (ISA)

    • Identification of safety related hazards using:

    • Hazard and Operability Studies (HAZOPs)

    • Hazard Analysis (HAZAN)

    • Structured What-If Technique (SWIFT).

    • Application of safety management tools and techniques including:

    • Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA)

    • FMECA (Failure Mode, Effects and Criticality Analysis)

    • Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) and Event Tree Analysis (ETA)

    • Bowtie.

    BMT is currently acting as ‘Customer Friend’ to the UK’s Defence Safety Authority (DSA), providing technical support for the DSA’s Defence Maritime Regulator.


    Burgess Consulting

    Exhibitors
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    MBDA

    Exhibitors
    http://www.mbda-systems.com/

    MBDA is the only European group capable of designing and producing missiles and missile systems that correspond to the full range of current and future operational needs of the three armed forces (land, sea and air). With a significant presence in five European countries and within the USA, in 2017 MBDA achieved a turnover of 3.1 billion euros with an order book of 16.8 billion euros. With more than 90 armed forces customers in the world, MBDA is a world leader in missiles and missile systems. In total, the group offers a range of 45 missile systems and countermeasures products already in operational service and more than 15 others currently in development. MBDA is jointly owned by Airbus (37.5%), BAE Systems (37.5%), and Leonardo (25%).


    tlmNexus

    Exhibitors
    http://www.tlmnexus.com

    tlmNexus is known and trusted by many in the Ministry of Defence for its Resolve software, which helps to ensure the efficiency, quality and safety of the majority of the aircraft types operating across the three services. Originally designed to support the Typhoon aircraft in the Royal Air Force, Resolve represents a significant step forward in the management of safety, through-life engineering and airworthiness assessment. The system provides an auditable trail of information and shares data securely between the MOD and its suppliers. In order to further realise these benefits the system is being developed to address similar requirements for both the Land and Sea environments. Building on this success tlmNexus are expand into associated sectors requiring Resolve’s Issue Management capability for other long-term, complex projects. As well as Resolve, the company has developed valuable software foundations which similarly link all collaborators involved in other aspects of long-term projects: Requirements Management, Budgeting and Investment Appraisals and Operational Quality Feedback. In recognition of our achievements tlmNexus were awarded the Queen’s Award for Innovation 2018.

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    Actualidad Maritima y Portuaria

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    Oferta diaria de empleos en los sectores marítimo-portuario y logístico Noticias, Buques, Empresas, Puertos, Aduanas, Eventos … Daily Offer of jobs into the maritime, port and logistics sectors News, Vessels, Companies, Ports, Customs, Events … Actualidad Marítima y Portuaria es una iniciativa de los Alumnos y Profesores del Master Internacional en Administración Marítima y Portuaria (UIMP-ENIC) Actualidad Marítima y Portuaria is an original idea by the students and Professors of the International Master in Maritime & Port Administration (UIMP-ENIC) Envíenos sus ofertas de trabajo y las publicaremos completamente GRATIS en un medio profesional y especializado Send to us your job offers and will be published totally FREE in a professional and specialized mean


    Military Systems and Technology

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    Military Systems & Technology is a comprehensive web portal, design agency and publication designed for the International Defence & Aerospace Industry. It is a source of daily information for Manufacturers, OEM’S, System Integrators and Contractors. We even have Government & Military Readers. The portal encompasses all aspects of Military equipment, technology, design and services. www.militarysystems-tech.com info@militarysystems-tech.com +44 (0)1392 881545


    ArmedForces.co.uk

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    21st Century Asian Arms Race

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    21st Century Asian Arms Race (21AAR) is an online resource for conflict and security related information specific to Eurasia. 21AAR's editorial style and open source approach to gathering public intelligence ensures a unique and independent presentation of events in real-time.


    Armada International

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    ARMADA INTERNATIONAL is leading defence magazine which reports on and analyses defence systems, equipment and technology. Together with its Compendium supplements, ARMADA provides defence planners in the militaries, in government, in procurement and in the defence industry itself with the information they need to plan their strategies.


    Aviation News

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    As Britain’s longest established monthly aviation journal, Aviation News is renowned for providing the best coverage of every branch of aviation. Now incorporating Classic Aircraft, each issue features the latest news and in-depth features, plus firsthand accounts from pilots putting you in the cockpit. Covering both modern military and civil aircraft, as well as classic types from yesteryear, it features subjects from World War Two, through the Cold War years to present day. Aviation News brings you the past, present and future of flight.


    Defence and Security Alert

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    We present DSA to you as an ideal platform in the domain of defence and security to showcase your products, services and cutting-edge technologies. DSA is very extensively circulated among key policy and decision makers in the federal and 28 state governments and corporate world in India and worldwide through print and online editions.



    SecurityClearedJobs.com

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    SecurityClearedJobs.com is an on-line job board designed and marketed to attract candidates who work within Defence, Government and Nuclear sectors. We advertise 1000’s of job opportunities both on a Permanent and Contract basis covering opportunities within all industry sectors. Visit our site www.SecurityClearedJobs.com to search for your next job opportunity.


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    Soldier Modernisation

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    Soldier Modernisation (SoldierMod.Com) is an authoritative policy and technology publication for the international defense community, serving the integrated equipment needs of the dismounted soldier and marine in operations today and the fielding of Soldier Modernisation Programmes over the next few years. SoldierMod.Com is designed to provide insights into how decision makers plan to transform operations in the areas of survivability, sustainability, C4I, lethality and mobility; managing the balance between the promise of 'leap-ahead technology balance and mature cost effective solutions. SoldierMod is distributed in many formats which will include an 50 page journal 10,000 copies BPA Audited, twice annually , in January and June Our Website www.soldiermod.com , Has a 24 hour news service , anytime ( currently at over 20,000 individual visits per month ) . We also have an online technical forum where anyone in the industry can ask us strategic or technological questions , our partners and experts will respond directly back.


    Air International

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    Over the years, AIR International has established an unrivalled reputation for authoritative reporting and coverage across the full spectrum of aviation subjects. With more pages than ever, all still dedicated to commercial and military aviation, we have more correspondents and top aviation writers from around the world, offering even more exciting news, features and stunning photography.


    Global Military Communications

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    SEGURANÇA & DEFESA (“Security & Defense”), the recognized leader among South American defense magazines. In the market for 29 years, its staff includes the best experts in the field. Sold on newstands and by subscriptions, it is sent free of charge to key names and addresses in the defense sector.


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    Asian Military Review

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    With a legacy of over 100 years as Jane's, IHS Aerospace, Defence & Security delivers the world’s leading defence and security insight to help you make critical decisions. Our renowned open-source intelligence and powerful analytical tools encompass data on equipment, technology, parts, standards and logistics, as well as objective analysis of markets, programmes and budgets, risk and capabilities assessments, training and consulting services. Government, military and defense organizations gain insight into, plan for and act upon critical threats in the current global national-security environment. Businesses leverage tools and resources for more cost-effective defense-system design, delivery and support. Over 3000 thought leaders provide you with actionable intelligence for expedited and improved decision making. Customers, prospects and the media outlets alike rely upon IHS thought leaders for analysis, forecasts, and perspectives on topics, events, and issues that impact the global business landscape.


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    United Kingdom

    Copthorne Tara Hotel

    The Copthorne Tara Hotel London Kensington is an elegant contemporary four-star hotel in prestigious Kensington, located just a two minutes walk from High Street Kensington underground station, making exploring easy. The hotel offers well-appointed and comfortable guest rooms combining Standard, Superior and Club accommodation. Club rooms offer iconic views over the city and include Club Lounge access for complimentary breakfast and refreshments. Guests can sample the authentic Singaporean, Malaysian and Chinese cuisine at Bugis Street, traditional pub fare at the Brasserie Restaurant & Bar or relax with a delicious drink at West8 Cocktail Lounge & Bar.

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    WHAT IS CPD?

    CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development’. It is essentially a philosophy, which maintains that in order to be effective, learning should be organised and structured. The most common definition is:

    ‘A commitment to structured skills and knowledge enhancement for Personal or Professional competence’

    CPD is a common requirement of individual membership with professional bodies and Institutes. Increasingly, employers also expect their staff to undertake regular CPD activities.

    Undertaken over a period of time, CPD ensures that educational qualifications do not become obsolete, and allows for best practice and professional standards to be upheld.

    CPD can be undertaken through a variety of learning activities including instructor led training courses, seminars and conferences, e:learning modules or structured reading.

    CPD AND PROFESSIONAL INSTITUTES

    There are approximately 470 institutes in the UK across all industry sectors, with a collective membership of circa 4 million professionals, and they all expect their members to undertake CPD.

    For some institutes undertaking CPD is mandatory e.g. accountancy and law, and linked to a licence to practice, for others it’s obligatory. By ensuring that their members undertake CPD, the professional bodies seek to ensure that professional standards, legislative awareness and ethical practices are maintained.

    CPD Schemes often run over the period of a year and the institutes generally provide online tools for their members to record and reflect on their CPD activities.

    TYPICAL CPD SCHEMES AND RECORDING OF CPD (CPD points and hours)

    Professional bodies and Institutes CPD schemes are either structured as ‘Input’ or ‘Output’ based.

    ‘Input’ based schemes list a precise number of CPD hours that individuals must achieve within a given time period. These schemes can also use different ‘currencies’ such as points, merits, units or credits, where an individual must accumulate the number required. These currencies are usually based on time i.e. 1 CPD point = 1 hour of learning.

    ‘Output’ based schemes are learner centred. They require individuals to set learning goals that align to professional competencies, or personal development objectives. These schemes also list different ways to achieve the learning goals e.g. training courses, seminars or e:learning, which enables an individual to complete their CPD through their preferred mode of learning.

    The majority of Input and Output based schemes actively encourage individuals to seek appropriate CPD activities independently.

    As a formal provider of CPD certified activities, SMI Group can provide an indication of the learning benefit gained and the typical completion. However, it is ultimately the responsibility of the delegate to evaluate their learning, and record it correctly in line with their professional body’s or employers requirements.

    GLOBAL CPD

    Increasingly, international and emerging markets are ‘professionalising’ their workforces and looking to the UK to benchmark educational standards. The undertaking of CPD is now increasingly expected of any individual employed within today’s global marketplace.

    CPD Certificates

    We can provide a certificate for all our accredited events. To request a CPD certificate for a conference , workshop, master classes you have attended please email events@smi-online.co.uk

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